Online Learning Update

June 25, 2015

Ways to Bounce Back After Falling Behind in an Online Course

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:12 am

By Jordan Friedman, US News

It’s important for students to manage their time in an online course. But if they find themselves struggling to stay on track, there are ways to come from behind. A student’s reasons for dropping back in the first place may vary, experts say. Adjusting to a learning management system and other technology used in online learning can be a challenge for students before they even start to tackle their course work, says Lisa Knowles, a senior student services coordinator in Boston University’s distance education office. And when they do fall behind, a sense of isolation can prevent them from reaching out for help. Here are some steps students can take if they find themselves trying to catch up in their online class.

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